Friday, November 21, 2008


It's a WRY 8324. In Cantonese, it don't sound so good, easy die. But I guess I got to prove it wrong:) If it's time to go, it's time to go. Someone pointed out, 8 x 3 = 24. Wow!

I received it 6 days after booking it. The experience felt like I was buying insurance. I went to see the sales person, and after a brief negotiation, she asked me to sign on the dotted line. That quick, and that was the beginning of this journey.

The 6 days after the booking flew by quickly. I was excited, yet, trying to be reserved. When I collected it, I was still in a blur. It felt surreal, yet expressionless at the same time. A weird feeling. My colleague who was with me wondered why I was nonchalant about the whole thing. It's called, keeping cool:)

I stepped into it, and I felt I now own it. I've been having 2nd hands all these while. I'm not complaining. I think I've been blessed beyond measure with having 'owned' so many in such a short time. But this time, it's different. It's the 1st brand-new that I've owned, and I bought it. Suddenly, every thing needs to be in place. Suddenly, I'm cleaning off even the slightest smudge. Suddenly, I'm wiping of the rain stains. It's just a noob feeling.

In the service manual, it's stated that it needs the first service after the 1st 1,000km mark, or after 1 month, whichever comes first. In just 5 days of getting it, I've touched 1,000km already. Today, the 8th day, it's over the 1,200km mark. Do I drive a lot.

I think this is a blessing:)

Friday, November 07, 2008


MX 986
MAP 3803
MAN 3063
WJW 6292

These were the numbers that have been faithful companions ever since the rubber met the road. I have had the privilege to handle so many numbers in just 8 years, but they were 'borrowed' or given to me. I count it a blessing. But the feeling is just different, when you actually can say that you own it. Today, is the first step of owning bigger toys to play with.

Maybe, it would be a WRY or maybe a WSA. Tune in next week.